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14
Sep

BrexitLawNI project reports

Brexit will have detrimental consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland and will weaken human rights and equality protections, according to six interlinked reports unveiled by BrexitLawNI. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), BrexitLawNI is a research partnership between human rights experts from CAJ and researchers from the Schools of Law...
11
Sep

CAJ criticises ECHR decision on ‘Hooded Men’ case

CAJ has criticised the decision taken by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) today to refuse a request to re-examine the ‘Hooded Men’ case in its Grand Chamber. The case concerns the ‘interrogation in depth’ of the Hooded Men during their internment in 1971. While detained without charge or trial, these 14 men were...
10
Sep

CAJ in the news: ‘English-only’ policy confirmed to be rescinded

It was confirmed before the High Court on Friday that Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has officially rescinded it’s ‘English-only’ policy for street signs. CAJ had long argued the Council’s policy was unlawful. In March 2018, we wrote to the Council setting out our concerns. The Council’s eventual U-turn came about in response to local...
07
Sep

Submission to the Review of European Parliament Constituencies in Ireland

Due to Brexit, plans have been made to redistribute the UK’s 73 MEP seats at the European Parliament. As a result, Ireland will gain an additional two seats. In preparation for this major change, an independent committee has been established by the Irish government to review the current MEP constituencies in Ireland. A period of...
31
Aug

CAJ in the news: Reported U-turn over ‘English-only’ policy

CAJ’s Deputy Director, Daniel Holder, has given an interview to the multimedia news platform, Meon Eile, about the reported U-turn by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council over its ‘English-only’ policy for street signs. This policy was introduced in February 2018 after a request was made by Abbeyville Residents Association in Newtownabbey to have a small...
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